Support for Readers

Diocesan Reader Council

The Reader Council looks after Diocesan Reader gatherings. 

Ruth Cook is Secretary and Chris Stock processes the Reader Returns.

The Reader Retreat is organised by a member of the Reader Council. This usually takes place every two years at Ammerdown. There is also an annual social event for Readers. In 2019 it was held at Bath Racecourse.

The Warden of Readers

Simon Hill has overall responsibility for Reader Ministry in the Diocese. Alison Cruickshank is his PA and responsible for renewal of licences.

The Archdeaconry Wardens

Mary Dolman (Bath), Revd Robin Lodge (Taunton) and Chris Stock (Wells) have pastoral responsibility for Readers in their archdeaconry.

Deanery Wardens

Each deanery has a Deanery Warden who is a Reader who provides a listening ear and organises local gatherings.

Find a list of Deanery Wardens here.

Training Team

Matthew Frankum has responsibility for Reader training and is spokesperson for Reader ministry in the Diocesan Office. 

Sophie Moore is Resources and Programme Support.

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